Meet Hector

I hope to pursue my dream of becoming a successful entrepreneur and creating my own skateboarding brand. I want to determine my own success and take charge of my own future. Even though I dream of one day escaping the “hood,” I love the street culture. When it’s the only place you’ve known, you learn to love it in its own unique way. This environment has shaped me and inspires me to seek more. 

Dream: To be a successful entrepreneur

Meet Melissa

I’m 16 years old, and I’m in 11th grade.

Q: What’s your dream job?

A: My dream job would be to make a change in people’s lives. I’m not sure about an exact job but it would sure be dream to make a change in my community for the better.

Q: Where in the world would you love to get lost?

A: The one place I would love to get lost is in someone else’s eyes.

Dream: To change lives for the better

Meet Cristian

I am 15 and go to West Prep. I am currently studying my way out of high school. I want to attend UNR (University of Nevada Reno) and study criminal justice. I want to go far in life and hope that Core Academy helps me through school.

Dream: To become a C.I.A. Agent

Meet Cassandra

I’m a 9th grader at West Prep. I dream of being a hairstylist and working with my aunt, who is a makeup artist. “Tia” inspires my creativity when I’m cutting and coloring peoples’ hair. As someone who can be very dramatic, I am also inspired by actress/singer Lea Michele from Glee.

Dream: To be a hairstylist and/or actress

Meet DeShawn

My name is DeShawn Coleman. I go to West Prep. I am 15 years old and I am from Cincinnati, Ohio. My dream is to be a professional drummer. I want to be one of the best drummers in the world. That is my passion and I believe I can make it happen.

Dream: To be a professional drummer

Meet Margarita

What do you look forward to each day, or in the future?
Everyday there is an opportunity to learn something new, and that is what I look forward to the most. There is so much information out there that is yet to be discovered and a whole world of possibilities to strive for. It makes it enticing to wake up every morning and just learn something new.

What are the three things you can’t live without?
Everyone has those simple things that make them feel complete. For me, those things are silence, freedom, and books. I enjoy the silence to be able to think to myself and just enjoy that type of freedom. Books are another necessity sincere they offer the ability to go to new worlds, and maybe even lead to new discoveries.


Meet Emma

I’m 15 years old and a 9th grader at West Prep. I really enjoy cooking and the supernatural interests me, too. I would like to study culinary arts at the College of Southern Nevada, hopefully with a few free credits if I can take the culinary classes offered at my high school. Plan B is to attend an institute of metaphysics and study demonology.

Dream: To become a chef or demonologist

Meet Altrayvia “Tray”

Why is it important to give back to your community?
I think it’s very important in life to give back. I wasn’t always raised with everything I needed or wanted, so I’m appreciative for the things that I have. I’m aware that there’s a lot of people who haven’t been as fortunate as I have. Too often people ignore the fact that there’s help needed. I’ve never been homeless or felt like I needed to break a law to get what I needed, but I can understand why some people do. That’s why it’s important to me to give back whenever I can.

What is something you do well?
I try my best to make people’s day a little better with my smile and sense of humor. I also try to be the best person I can be, day in and out. I might make mistakes or fail along the way, but I’ll never give in to defeat. I’ll always try to be better.


Meet Edwin

I’m a 9th grader who transferred from West Prep to Desert Rose High School so I could be in ROTC. I am also President of the Scholar Council and enjoy community service. My dream is to graduate from West Point as an officer in the Marine Corps so I can serve my country and make my family proud. 

Dream: To Serve My Country

Meet Michelle

My name is Michelle and I am 16 years old. My dream after high school is to attend college and become a forensic scientist. Along with the support of my family and Core Academy, I hope to achieve my goals and become successful in the near future.

Dream: To become a Forensic Scientist